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Regaining What’s Been Lost: Kamal Bell’s Work at Sankofa Farms
At Sankofa Farms, doctoral student Kamal Bell looks to agriculture and to the past to break down educational barriers for young African American men.
I AM CALS: Dalton Dockery Wins Public Service Award
NC State’s winner of the 2020 Excellence in Public Service Award has a history of caring for his community through challenges ranging from hurricanes to racial strife.
A Leading Advocate: Master’s Student Coleman Simpson
Graduate student Coleman Simpson takes on a new supporting role, bringing counseling services to fellow CALS students through a grant he wrote.
Master Gardener Volunteers Tend to the Community
With deep roots in their communities, Master Gardener volunteers are a vital source of gardening advice, fresh produce and compassionate service.
GRIP4PSI Funding Backs Plant Sciences
Visionary ideas are taking shape among four interdisciplinary research teams that received seed funding from the Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP).
Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H
TikTok videos for livestock competitions? Chicks hatching on Facebook live? For kids who love animals, 4-H pivots during the pandemic.
Fall 2020 | View Full Issue
Risk and Resilience
North Carolina farmers are persevering in the struggle to stay profitable. Here’s what NC State is doing to help turn the tide.
I AM CALS: Alumna Feeds the Demand for Local Foods
As consumers search for more local products in their stores, it’s up to 2016 CALS graduate Jennifer Badger to meet the demand at East Coast locations of The Fresh Market.
Aquaculture Inspires a Fresh Approach for Produce Farm
Lettuce tell you how CALS alumnae Mary Cove and Allison Culbreth, who met as graduate students in NC State's Fish Barn, decided to grow hydroponic greens for the Triangle.
Farmer of the Year James Lamb Innovates in Two Roles
James Lamb, North Carolina’s Farmer of the Year, succeeds as both an environmental specialist for Prestage Farms and a contract piglet producer in Clinton, NC.
Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future
Archie Griffin of Washington, NC, has a vision for the farm of the future. It includes precision technology and a focus on local foods.
From Sunrise to Startups, Grad Students Plan Futures
A family farmer, food scientist and former lawyer, all CALS graduate students, are finding ways to innovate.
Jason Davis Pursues Passion for Farming
Jason Davis of Mills River, NC, didn’t grow up in family farming; he chose it. His approach calls for a healthy dose of diversification.
Fall 2019 | View Full Issue
Scissors and Shovels: CALS’ Year of Transformation
In just one year, CALS saw six new major projects either break ground or open doors – the largest infrastructure expansion in college history. A look at what’s up, what’s next and why you should care
Hunting the Mosquito Superhighway
Ph.D. student Emily Reed uses cutting-edge genetics to investigate the most aggressive invasive mosquito species in the world – and whether they're borrowing our infrastructure to spread.
From Brickyard to Biltmore
Young alum Kyle Mayberry has one of the most unusual jobs in agriculture.
Rural Life Got Healthier, Thanks To Minnie Brown: CALS Archive, 1971
A poignant look at 1970s-era rural North Carolina – through the eyes of Extension pioneer Minnie Miller Brown as she worked to create change.
Up-And-Coming Entrepreneurs Set Their Sights on Food
From pound cake to produce to honey sriracha potato chips, meet a few of the CALS students and young alumni who are taking the North Carolina food industry to the next level.
Before and After: CALS Renovation Nation
Laboratories that haven't been renovated since 1967? Not anymore. CALS' year of transformation isn't just about new construction, thanks to our visionary department heads.
Spring 2019 | View Full Issue
The New Face of Biochemistry at CALS
Crystal growth chambers. Smoke billowing from cauldrons where there is no fire. Students revealing secrets of the visible world by influencing the invisible. CALS’ own Hogwarts, housed in Polk Hall? Nope. CALS’ own Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry – undergoing a transformation of its own.
I Am CALS: Fred Jimenez Knows (Almost) Everything
Longtime CALS employee Fred Jimenez wrangles budgets, organizes events and serves as an unofficial CALS search engine in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science.
How A Widow Saved A Family Farm (With A Little Help From Extension)
High school sweethearts David and Lisa Glosson were partners in everything from 4-H leadership to dancing the two-step. Then he passed away, leaving her heartbroken – and worried she’d lose the 35-acre cattle farm that had been in his family for generations.
4-H’ers Help Heal After Hurricane
From dramatic animal rescues to overwhelmingly successful children's book drives, our state's 4-H'ers lived up to their motto after Hurricane Florence: clear thinking, greater loyalty – and larger service.
Meet Our New Faculty
We're in our final year of the most aggressive hiring phase in CALS history. It's a three-year push to bring in 90 new faculty members – almost a third of our faculty total. Here's our first 74.
Science, Translated: Go With Your Gut
Poultry Science's Marissa Herchler explains how she uses deep-learning algorithms to study turkey diets – and might just help your stomach ache.